Now let us muse on the nature of our place in the cosmos, courtesy of SF Weekly News Blog contributor Matt Novak. -d2
Google launched the latest Google Earth update to the usual fanfare. The first Web app franchise to launch a usable, photographic map of the planet, Googlies are now the first in space, tossing a pop sci fix into the latest edish of their Earth, a map of the night sky.
Plenty of astronomers, amateur and professional, have stories about sighting a UFO. When they were the first to give us a global photo of the planet, Googlephiles were quick to spot mysterious crop circles, and not much later the flying discs supposed to make them.
Perhaps that's not surprising. It has been suggested that that the Googlites may hail from an alien planet.
As you might expect, there are some unexplained objects in Google's night sky, as well. If you've got the program, check these coordinates:
DEC 12 degrees, RA 5h30m
DEC 16 degrees, RA 6h46m
For the rest of you: any idea what these are?
Photo courtesy of Supernovaman.